x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Final four in African Champions League decided

With one group game to go, either Al Ahly, TP Mazembe, Esperance or JS Kabylie will be arriving to Abu Dhabi in December as the African club champions.

JOHANNESBURG // The six-time winners Al Ahly of Egypt, the defending champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Esperance of Tunisia have joined the Algerian club JS Kabylie in the semi-finals of the African Champions League as the Road to Abu Dhabi for the Club World Cup in December heats up. The four will contest the two-legged semi-finals, but the last four matches are still to be finalised with Esperance and Mazembe battling for the top spot in Group A with one round of games to go.

Mazembe shook off the resignation of their coach Diego Garzitto to reach the semi-finals with yesterday's 2-1 home win over Dynamos. Esperance drew 2-2 with Entente S'if on Saturday, but it was still good enough. Kabylie edged Ismaily 1-0 on Friday to clinch top spot in Group B, while Al Ahly qualified with a 2-1 victory over Heartland in Cairo yesterday. * Associated Press